SMC Community Education Offers 170 Spring Classes

Saturday, 11 Jan 2014, 8:50:00 AM

Mitch James

This garden was created by a student in SMC Community Education’s “Organic Gardening” class, one of 170-plus offerings this spring.
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This garden was created by a student in SMC Community Education’s “Organic Gardening” class, one of 170-plus offerings this spring.

More than 170 classes, workshops, and tours, including several new

offerings, will be part of SMC Community Education’s upcoming spring

semester.

Online registration opened Monday with classes beginning Feb. 18.

Registration is still open for the current winter semester that also

began Monday with more than 60 classes, workshops, and tours.

Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education, said there was a class for every interest.

“From art to Zumba, we’ll help keep your body, mind, and creative expression healthy and challenged,” Meyering said.

Meyering said the program is particularly pleased to offer a new day

tour to Pasadena city and tea lunch in the spring – as well as

“Prevailing Wage: Tips You Need Before You Bid.”

That debuts the series on “Secrets of Public Works Projects,”

designed to prepare contractors to successfully bid on public works.

“Prevailing Wage” begins this Saturday, Jan. 11.

In addition, she said, the program is grouping together some of its

course offerings into series of classes, including the “Organic Living

Series,” composed of “Organic Gardening” and “Healthy Living,” as well

as “Jumpstart Your Career Series,” which would enhance any

career-searching effort with “Social Media for Job Seekers” and “MS Word

and MS Excel for the Job Market.”

Other new classes this spring include “Landscape Painting,” “Resin

Jewelry,” “Cookie Bouquets,” and “Yin Yoga.” And looking ahead to the

summer, Community Education is offering several new summer camps for

youth ages 12 to 17 that are available for online registration that

began Jan. 6.

“And if that weren’t enough, we will have an extensive collection of

Professional Development classes in spring,” Meyering said. These

courses are in many disciplines, including business and finance, health

professions, social work, entrepreneurship, and more.

Particularly notable are the real estate courses, which will pave the

way for a successful career in the red-hot Southern California housing

market, she said

To register, call 310.434.3400 or go to http://commed.smc.edu. You can also email commed@smc.edu.

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